Potato and root crop specialist DeWulf has launched what it claims is the world’s first three-row mounted belt planter.
It is a variation on the firm’s Structural 30 trailed planters – the latest version was launched in late 2017 – and uses an ultrasonic sensor to provide automatic depth control unaffected by undulations and adjustable from the control box in the cab.
Being mounted means the three-row planter is more manoeuvrable than its trailed counterparts, making end-of-row turns easier and giving growers the option of reducing headland sizes.
It retains many of the trailed model’s features, including the Wave Belt concept with its undulating bed to make planting of steep slopes simpler.
A working speed of 12kph is possible, says DeWulf.
Prices start from €50,000 (£42,850).